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Forum: General Movie Discussion 52 minutes ago
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Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By crumbsroom
Re: Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom

With all this time I have on my hands, I think I'm going to need to force myself to write something about every movie I watch from here on in (instead of like one out of every twenty).



For...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12 hours ago
Replies: 2,101
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By crumbsroom
Re: Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom

Oh, yeah, I still have this thread.



Such a discovery demands music!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsNCAZ4QN5g
Forum: Intermission: Miscellaneous Chat 13 hours ago
Replies: 102
LOVE, crumbsroom
Posted By crumbsroom
Re: LOVE, crumbsroom

NEVER LEGS

We were meant for the floor. About thirty of us. A square of masking tape on the carpet we were told to sit upon. A woman in a chair watched as each of us found a spot, almost sitting...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 1 day ago
Replies: 124
The Wire
Posted By crumbsroom
That's one of the missteps you think needs more...

That's one of the missteps you think needs more attention? The first one that comes to mind? More criticism for this perfectly articulated moment, between cop and kid on the street, that in a few...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 141
"Bad" movies you will defend with your life.
Posted By crumbsroom
Ah, yes. Unbreakable. His good one.

Ah, yes. Unbreakable. His good one.
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 1 day ago
Replies: 59
Why Is New Music Dying?
Posted By crumbsroom
I think like any artform, this question is best...

I think like any artform, this question is best left to each individual who is doing the creating. Everyone who enter the arena to make art has to determine for themselves what the parameters are....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 30
“Ironic”
Posted By crumbsroom
I can't speak for your mother, but I generally...

I can't speak for your mother, but I generally make fun of everything (or rather, used to) including horrible things that have affected me directly. I guarantee you people can make jokes about things...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 30
“Ironic”
Posted By crumbsroom
Not to me. Not saying there wasn't already...

Not to me. Not saying there wasn't already evidence of it out there. There was possibly some of it that I was aware of at the time, but just dismissed it as part of his schtick. When you are talking...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 1 day ago
Replies: 124
The Wire
Posted By crumbsroom
It might be my favorite as well. And Frank...

It might be my favorite as well. And Frank Subotnik (I think that's his name) is one of my favorite characters. Although, I do kind of love most of the seasons fairly equally (the last season being...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 30
“Ironic”
Posted By crumbsroom
Re: “Ironic”

The swastika has been used ironically in music, particularly at the beginning of the British punk scene, so much that it is not only frequently employed ironically, but it's also mostly become boring...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 1 day ago
Replies: 124
The Wire
Posted By crumbsroom
It took me three attempts to make it past Season...

It took me three attempts to make it past Season 1 as well. And it obviously pays off in spades. It's on my very short list of the greatest things humanity has ever done. Not just on television, but...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 141
"Bad" movies you will defend with your life.
Posted By crumbsroom
You remove those few minutes of footage, and you...

You remove those few minutes of footage, and you end up removing a huge chunk of why the movie lingers with me as more than just a series of shark attacks.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 141
"Bad" movies you will defend with your life.
Posted By crumbsroom
I don't disagree, even though there is something...

I don't disagree, even though there is something about that stamp that ultimately puts me off.



I imagine this is also the reason I've made a point of seeing most of his movies up until now....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 141
"Bad" movies you will defend with your life.
Posted By crumbsroom
It always gets down to taste and such, but I'm...

It always gets down to taste and such, but I'm obviously on the other side of the black hole than you on this one. I get Spielberg plays 'sappy' from time to time, and he definitely has some treacle...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 2 days ago
Replies: 59
Why Is New Music Dying?
Posted By crumbsroom
I didn't articulate myself very well because I...

I didn't articulate myself very well because I was half asleep when I wrote that last night.


By limitations I mean the limitations that we all, in some ways, set up as requirements for a piece...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 2 days ago
Replies: 59
Why Is New Music Dying?
Posted By crumbsroom
This is why I find there is much too value placed...

This is why I find there is much too value placed on whether a film is good or not. That a movie has to pass some threshhold of quality for it to have value. Obviously a movie being 'good' is an...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 141
"Bad" movies you will defend with your life.
Posted By crumbsroom
The Happening was a legitimate consideration for...

The Happening was a legitimate consideration for my top 25 list of the oughts.



It was cut quick, but it was definitely there.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 141
"Bad" movies you will defend with your life.
Posted By crumbsroom
From what I can remember, I think I would be fine...

From what I can remember, I think I would be fine having the 'twist' revealed in the centre of the film.
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 2 days ago
Replies: 59
Why Is New Music Dying?
Posted By crumbsroom
Yes, but just because these transgressions are...

Yes, but just because these transgressions are better illuminated when held against the darkness of those who don't want to budge in what they are willing to allow in a piece of art, doesn't mean...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 141
"Bad" movies you will defend with your life.
Posted By crumbsroom
The quickest way for me to explain why, as a...

The quickest way for me to explain why, as a Shyamalan hater, his movie's don't work for me, is that most of them expect me to contend with their human element. Like Spielberg, he expects us to...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 2 days ago
Replies: 59
Why Is New Music Dying?
Posted By crumbsroom
Here is a couple of fairly famous example of...

Here is a couple of fairly famous example of 'expansion' for you.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXOIkT1-QWY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izDvYokFU7U
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 3 days ago
Replies: 59
Why Is New Music Dying?
Posted By crumbsroom
I get that most of those who say 'rap isn't...

I get that most of those who say 'rap isn't music' aren't truly speaking literally. It's a joke. Brash hyperbole. But the intent of such an off-hand and obviously ridiculous comment isn't to...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 3 days ago
Replies: 59
Why Is New Music Dying?
Posted By crumbsroom
I'm always hesitant to get into 'it was better...

I'm always hesitant to get into 'it was better back in the day' style complaints, but this makes a pretty good case as to why modern approaches to recording music have been detrimental to the art....
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
Replies: 4,443
The MoFo Top 100 of the 2000s Countdown
Posted By crumbsroom
I think these are the only ones that I even...

I think these are the only ones that I even considered that didn't make my list. Most of the others weren't even briefly contemplated. Also, haven't seen a few (Spring Summer etc, Brotherhood of the...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 3 days ago
Replies: 59
Why Is New Music Dying?
Posted By crumbsroom
Re: Why Is New Music Dying?

Is Rap Music? Um.....yeah.



1) Outside of the early records of The Last Poets, I find virtually nothing in the entire 50 year history of hip-hop which should have us comparing what MC's do to...